Mindful Eating - Healthy Eating Habits for Life!
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Mindful Eating - Healthy Eating Habits for Life!

Simple principles to Sustainable Weight Loss, Weight Management and Natural, Healthful Eating Habits for Life!
4.2 (53 ratings)
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2,084 students enrolled
Created by Sarah Jensen
Last updated 7/2015
Price: Free
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand your eating habits and establish new, healthful, natural habits for life.
  • Understand why you eat what you eat.
  • Feel at ease when choosing and eating food (seeing food as a pleasure rather than a 'problem')
  • Cut through the confusing food information that surrounds us and instead discover your own clear food values.
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  • No previous knowledge is needed, just an openess to learn and cultivate self discovery.
  • You will need a tablet, computer or smart phone to access the course and access to a printer if you wish to print the course materials.
  • Do you eat when you are not hungry?
  • Have you stopped listening to your body when eating & making food choices?
  • Would you like to never 'diet' again?
  • Would you like to make weight loss and healthful eating habits a way of life?

In the Mindful Eating Program you will go on a journey of self discovery and total tranformation with regards to how you eat & think about food. We will look at what, why & when you eat and find new eating habits that serve you in a better, healthier way. You will learn how to use mindfulness & awareness to stop seeing food as 'the enemy' and rediscover healthful, happy eating that also offers sustainable weight loss and a life long healthful relationship with food.

This course includes 32 lectures with many 'try at home' eating & mindfulness exercises. These exercises will help you to implement the course information into your daily routines and change the way you eat forever. This is not just a course it is a new way of eating & living!

This course can be taken lecture by lecture or section by section over the course of a few hours or (as recommended) over the period of a few weeks (this will allow you to implement the new ways of eating into your life & get the best results from the course and the accompanying eating and mindfulness exercises).

Please see the course curriculum for more details of the course content.

Who is the target audience?
  • Students who wish to deepen thier mindfulness practice to include food and eating
  • Students who wish to lose weight, sustain healthy weight & eat in a way that makes you feel good both in body and mind!
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Curriculum For This Course
32 Lectures
The Course Intro
1 Lecture 00:57

The 32 Lectures in this course will allow you to navigate your way to lasting change with regards to the way you eat and think about food...You need to be commited to put in the work and time needed and the reward will be that you can eat with ease & pleasure without worry, anxiety or over eating.

The Four Principles of the Course
1 Lecture 02:04

Here we will briefly discuss the four simple & sustainable principles that this course is based upon. We will return to these principles throughout the course...

The Four Principles of the Program
Mindfulness & Choice by Choice Living
4 Lectures 08:16

Here we will look at the basic principles of mindfulness through discussion and a short mindful breathing exercise.

Let's Start with Mindfulness...What is it? What Does it Feel Like?

This is where it gets exciting! We will learn about the concept of choice by choice living and the possibilities that this way of living offers you in your every day life.

Choice by Choice Living

What do you hope to discover when taking this course? How do you hope that it will change you and your life? You can use this downloadable/printable page to ask yourself these and other questions and to write your own aspiration of your work here. This can be used as a reminder of your goals and a daily motivational mantra.

An Aspiration of Your Work

Here you will find a checklist of activities & practical exersices for you to work on before you take the next step in the course. Doing the things on the check list after each step will help you to stay engaged with the course and get the most out of it. Feel free to print this for ease of reference.

This Week...Check List
Mindful Eating
8 Lectures 13:54

Here we will look at seven impotant principles of eating mindfully and ask 'Am I usually eating mindlessly?'

Now on to Mindful Eating...

In this short practical exercise we will actually eat mindfully. You will need a small piece of food and 5 to 10 minutes of undisturbed time...Enjoy!

An Exercise in Mindful Eating

As the title suggests, here will we look at the many benefits of eating & choosing food in a more concious, mindful way.

Benefits of Eating Mindfully

Here you will find a downloadable/printable page that lists the questions that you can ask yourself to cultivate mindful eating. Stick it in your kitchen, your work space, staff room, on your fridge door...Anywhere that you will be able to see it and check in with it when you are choosing and eating your food.

Mindful Eating Check List

Dig deep and ask yourself these questions to help you dicover how to cultivate your mindful eating habits.

Me & Mindful Eating

Here are some 'trouble shooting' tips for taking Mindful Eating from this course into your daily life.

When Mindful Eating Meets Real Life!

Try these tips & tricks to help cultivate eating & drinking mindfully and remember to be playful with it!

Little Tricks to Eat Mindfully

Here you will find your next checklist of activities & practical exersices for you to work on before you take the next step in the course. Doing the things on the check list after each step will help you to stay engaged with the course and get the most out of it. Feel free to print it for ease of reference.

This Week...Check List
What am I hungry for?
11 Lectures 21:46

A brief look at the simple eating cycle.

The Eating Cycle

Choosing food can be fraught with complicated thoughts and anxieties these days. Let's take a look into how you choose the food you eat.

How do you choose your food?

In this practical exercise you will identify what you are considering when choosing food and what you would like to consider going forward. You may be surprised as to what is actually going on in your head when choosing food!

For this exercise you will need:

•To print the two documents here

•5 to 10 minutes of undisturbed time

An Exercise - What are your Food Values?

It's really important to learn to differentiate between body hunger and mind hunger and seperate these two very different hungers. Here you will discover somethings you didn't know before about your eating habits!

Body Hunger V's Mind Hunger

What are the issues with eating driven by the mind instaed of the body? We look at this here...

The Issues with Mind Hunger

We look at the steps that we go through when we are eating driven by the mind and how it makes us feel when we do it.

The Five Stages of Mind Hunger

Use this printable checklist to ask yourself some super important questions regarding mind hunger. Keep this list somewhere that you would usually eat when you are NOT hungry (maybe in front of the TV, the car, at your dest etc...)

Mind Hunger Check List

You may see some clear patterns emerging now that you can identify when you eat for body hunger and when you eat for mind hunger. Finding patterns will help you to stop the eating habits that are not serving you well or making you feel good about yourself.

Are There Patterns to your Mind Hunger Habits?

Dig deep and ask yourself these questions to discover more about you and your mind hunger.

An Exercise in Mind Hunger - Me & Mind Hunger

It is not always easy to get a grip on mind hunger! Here are some tips to help you along.

Mind Hunger - Trouble Shooting!

Take a look at the check list for the end of this section. This one includes an exercise for you to complete before moving on to the next section...Using the check lists will help you to get more from the course.

This Week...Check List + Plus Exercise
Stop the ‘food confusion’
2 Lectures 03:06

Almost every day we take in more and more information about the food we eat. Here we challenge what we are being told and start listening to our own bodies unique needs instead.

Stop The 'Food Madness'

Let's reconnect with our body and our senses!

Listen to Your Body & Eat with Your Senses
Trust Yourself to be Your Best Food Expert
2 Lectures 06:23

There may be one expert you haven't listened to yet and that expert is YOU! This is a fun way to look at eating that will also work on so many levels for you.

You, the Food Guru!

Ask yourself these questions to cultivate your inner 'food guru'

An Exercise in Being a Food Guru!
Returning to The Four Principles of The Program
1 Lecture 03:36

It is so important to use these four principles as a simple reminder of the course content and to refer to going forward.

Returning to The Four Principles of the Program
From Me to You - A Meditation...Gratitude for Who You Are!
2 Lectures 05:25

Enjoy this calming and motivational 5 minute guided meditation...from me to you!

A calming & emotive guided meditation for you...relax & enjoy!

Good Bye!
About the Instructor
Sarah Jensen
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Mindfulness, Meditation & Life Coach

Hi! I'm Sarah Jensen.

I am the founder & main facilitator of Self Space, providing a range of courses, programs & coaching sessions to cultivate wellbeing (especially working with mindfulness, meditation & self awareness.)

Here is my story...

My working life began as a young woman craving travel and experience. I worked for nine years as a nanny/governess in Central Europe. Following this I started my own Recruitment Agency based in Switzerland supplying nannies to English families.

In 2006 I started experiencing some anxiety for the first time in my life. It took me awhile of just living with it and then I started to look at ways to manage it and ultimately, get rid of the anxious thoughts! This led me into the world of some great teachers such as Eckhart Tolle & Jon Kabat Zinn (leaders in mindfulness and mastering ones thoughts).

In 2012 I returned 'home' to England and began to reassess my life. I rekindled my passion for working in the wellbeing field. I had just hit 40 and thought “Do I want to do what I'm doing for the rest of my life?" The answer was “Definitely Not!"

Shortly after this I sold my recruitment business. This allowed me the luxury to take two years off to study and discover more about myself.

One thing I realised during my time 'off' was that if you give people time and space, they can discover who they are and what they want, they can work on themselves and heal themselves often just by changing the way they think about things. This was my inspiration for 'Self Space' which was formed in April 2014…and continues to grow…as do I…

Formal Qualifications:

  • 2003 – Diet & Nutrition Diploma – Stonebridge Associated Colleges
  • 2004 – Life Skills Coaching (Level 3) – Stonebridge Associated Colleges
  • 2013 – Life Skills Coaching Advanced (Level 4) – Stonebridge Associated Colleges
  • 2014 – Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program – Guildford Meditation
  • 2014 – Continued Mindful Practice & supervision with Guildford Meditation
  • 2014 – Meditation Teacher Training – BSY (British School of Yoga)
  • 2016 - Practical Philosophy - 10 week course

Member of Association for Coaching® (AC), Hand Picked Therapists (Surrey & Hampshire), The Slow Food Org UK